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FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 3:00pm EST
with egypt. but, first, the former c.i.a. director, general petraeus, today, testified on the deadly attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans, including our ambassador. the hearings happened hype closed doors so we do not have recordings of the general's testimony. according to the republican congressman peter king of new york he said from the beginning he believed benghazi was a terrorist attack. the c.i.a.'s talking points also called it terrorism. congressman king added, someone or some group, then, removed the terror reference but it is not clear who did that. >> the original talking points...there were indications finally at the end indications of extremists although there was cheerly evidence to the c.i.a. that it was clear there were pirates involved. susan rice said a spontaneous protest over an anti-islam video sparked the attack but democratic lawmakers say that can be explained. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points the intelligence committee had all signed off on. >>trace: they added that the c.i.a. approved the talking points and it
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
to you. >> thanks so much, jummy. let's get the latest in the scandal surrounding former c.i.a. director, general david petraeus. >> president obama likely to face questions about this this afternoon at a news conference. both the f.b.i. and c.i.a. brief lawmakers about what they know so far. >> yeah, we're also seeing and hearing from the two men at the heart of the scandal. brianne carter is live on capitol hill this morning. she joins us with the latest. brianne? >> cynne the president's press conference scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon. earlier today, we understand that the f.b.i. and c.i.a. officials will be here on capitol hill answering questions from lawmakers. meanwhile, we are getting a first glimpse learning that paula broadwell could be right here in d.c. eating and drinking at her brother's d.c. home, a first look at paula broadwell since word of her alleged affair with now former c.i.a. director, david petraeus. we are seeing one woman said to be involved, but we're hearing from another. in a 9121 call obtained by abc
CNN
Nov 12, 2012 9:00am PST
, about the the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back, so it's still being vetted. >> so i want to bring in suzanne kelli in washington, and, first of all, tell us a little bit about this video that we're seeing. the fbi so far is determined that security has not been compromised. the agents have interviewed petraeus. what does it say here when you have this woman talking about the cia's investigation into benghazi very publicly? >> well, and you heard for yourself on that piece of video, suzanne. this information hasn't been vetted. is this really something that should appropriately be put out in the public arena in the way that it was? that gets to the very nature of why this relationship was really so messy and so complicated and in the end really inappropriate, but, first of all, i want to say that in temz of what she said about libya and the cia taking prisoners there, this is something that the agency, of course, adamantly denies doing, but the issue
FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 8:00am PST
. bill: right on. great weekend. martha: "happening now" starts right now. former cia director david petraeus testifying before committees on capitol hill. he's answering questions that lawmakers have about the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. four americans murdered during that assault on september 11th including our ambassador. at a closed door hearing, it's happening just a week after the general admitted having an extramarital affair and stepped down as cia director. that is not the focus of today's hearing, the affair. today he's answering questions about what the administration knew about the attack and when they knew it. we'll have much more on his testimony in a moment. brand-new stories and breaking news. jon: a major meeting at the white house, president obama and congressional leaders starting to talk about how to avoid billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts, set to go into effect january 1st. the maker of twinkies, ding dongs and wonder bread closing down. how super storm sandy happened, what we can learn from the disaster, it's all "ha
FOX News
Nov 17, 2012 1:00pm PST
of who changed the c.i.a. talking points on the libya attack deepens today as the white house says no one there made the controversial changes. according to sources on capitol hill, former c.i.a. director david petraeus said the original c.i.a. memo was al-qaeda linked terror attack, but that al-qaeda part was excised in favor of a reference to extremist organizations. so who made that change? the white house today said it only made one edit to the talking points which was to call the benghazi site. they told reporters, quote, we were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment. the only edit made by the white house was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility. democrats say this explains why u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice said after the attack that it was a mob protesting and anti-muslim video and not a terror strike but republicans contend the obama administration wanted to downplay terrorism from the start. >> the issue is from what was released from c.i.a. headquarters on friday afternoon in an unclassified memo to the point
FOX News
Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
. and lawmakers putting the pressure on former c.i.a. director general david petraeus to find out what really happened during the terrorist attack on americans in benghazi. >>> he reportedly believed all along it was a terrorist attack. >> talking points that came from the c.i.a. specifically mentioned al-qaeda and when the talking points were finalized, all the reference to al-qaeda were taken out. >> now lawmakers want to know who made those changes before ambassador susan rice talked to the media. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community. >> tonight the fight to get to the truth on capitol hill. witnesses now describing what happened when a train slamd into a parade float carrying military veterans. >> saw the truck crossing the tracks about halfway across the gate started coming down. >> just saw people under the train. >> maybe one of the most tragic events we've had in our town. >> we're investigating the terrible crash in texas. >>> and a mom and a daughter finding decades old love letters in the aftermath of super storm s
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
at damage control. u.n. ambassador susan rice's trip to capitol hill, she and the acting cia director, michael morel, meeting with republican senators john mccain, kelly ayotte and lindsay graham, who were not pleased with what they heard. >> it is clear that the information she gave the american people was incorrect when she said it was a spontaneous demonstration triggered by a hateful video. it was not, and there was compelling evidence at the time that that was certainly not the case, including statements by libyans as well as other americans who are fully aware that people don't bring mortars and rocket-propelled grenades to spontaneous demonstrations. >> in a statement after the meeting, ambassador rice said that neither she nor anyone in the administration intended to mislead the american people. but the breaking news concerns the part in her sunday talk show statements that substituted the word "extremists" for al qaeda. remember, the administration said she was working from edited talking points. the question is, who did the editing? today, the senators say that acting direct
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
-star general running the cia, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. in a previous infomercial six years ago she had no speaking part and simply demonstrated the gun. officials at the company located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them. but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. watch dog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move by a company seeking an edge in washington. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was friend with her. anyone in the agencies would know this is some one, petraeus will be favorable towards. >> broadwell is not the only woman who seems to have tried to been frit from ties to general petraeus. tampa socialite jill kelley used the name in the summer to broker a contract for $4 billion energy facility with senior officials of the south korean government. according to new york businessman, adam victor. >> ms. kelley made it clear to me that general petraeus put her in -- in this position. and that's why she was able to have
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
, that was the official intelligence assessment of everybody. the cia, department of national intelligence, that was all the same intelligence briefing. everybody was getting at that time. by the way, the president is a pragmatist, and he's usually someone who likes to avoid confirmation fights for his appointees. but the more the gop attacked susan rice, the more dug-in the white house could get. and all of a sudden what i thought two days ago was more likely a nomination to go to john kerry. don't be surpriseded now, the president basically says, fine, to senate republicans, let's have this confirmation battle. the president's main goal, of course, at the press conference was to make the case that the public fully supports his view on the deficit reduction. and that means tax hikes on the rich as part of that solution. >> i think every voter out there understood that that was an important debate. and the majority of voters greed with me. not -- by the way, more voters greed with me on this issue than voted for me. >> he's referring to that exit poll number that we showed you yesterday on taxes. now, a
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
was told about benghazi. petraeus testified it was not the cia. former cia director david petraeus kept out of sight until he got home. lawmakers cleared the way for him to get to the closed-door hearing without walking through holes -- halls, petraeus testified the cia figured immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi killing the u.s. ambassador and three others. how the cia missed the threat is still under investigation. his testimony helped. >> it added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> it did not stop the fight over ambassador rice. five days after the attack, she denied it was al qaeda using cia talking points to drop the al qaeda reference. >> she did the responsible thing answering questions based on what was unclassified. >> she had a motive to spin the story on meet the press. barack obama running for reelection. he might name her secretary of state. >> this is and administration led by a president who said when he ran for office to take the fight to al qaeda. we have decimated al qaeda. >> republican
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
" -- david petraeus in his own word. the former cia director is on capitol hill today. >> one subject he will definitely be talking about is the deadly attack against americans in libya. it's friday, november 16th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well in just a few hours from now petraeus will testify behind closed doors to lawmakers and whether he will have anything to say about of course that ongoing sex scandal remans to be seen. lawmakers saying they want to focus strictly on benghazi, not the scandal. we will see how it plays out. good friday morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> oh, i love the sound of that. >> friday it is. >> and your name. >> made it through another week. >> lawmakers in the house and senate hatch lots of questions for him no doubt about that. as he said, he is rob, i think i paula. >> a very serious situation in the middle east. israeli forces and palestinian militants trading fire with deadly effect. the powder keg is burning once again. never a stable situation there. now people worried about the, the potential of an all-out war. s
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 1:40am PST
nelson. a serious matter addressed to day on capitol hill, that is wrl former cia director david petraeus will tell lawmakers about the deadly attack against americans in benghazi back in september. what else he may be asked about, who knows. lawmakers insist their focus will be strictly on that attack. >>> plus, in the wake of superstorm sandy, hundreds of thousands of cars destroyed. we will check in on what effect that is having on the used car market. >> very interesting story. could impact consumers nationwide. so that is not a northeast story by any stretch. >>> plus, uh-oh, could there be trouble in paradise? we're hearing word the marriage of kris and bruce jenner might be on the rocks. now, if that is not a story for a friday "skinny," you tell me what is. >> we would be shocked if that hatched, happened, right? >> they're classy. i'm sure they'll save the break-up for the next season. >> reality tv. >>> first, it is another day of violence. nearly 100 israeli missiles exploded in gaza city as the death toll climbed to 19. >> on top of that, israel is now threatening to bring in
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 2:00am PST
float. carrying veterans and their families. >>> and former cia director david petraeus faces the fire in the benghazi terror attacks. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and the world is holding its breath this morning as tensions in the middle east reach a boiling point after days of fierce fighting between israel and gaza militants. an attempt at a brief cease-fire was unsuccessful this morning as palestinians unleashed a fresh round of air attacks. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> in the past 24 hours israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on its civilians. >> nbc's martin fletcher is live for us in tel aviv with the very latest. martin, what's the latest? >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat, last night they are stressing they will do anything it takes to stop the palestinians from firing rockets into israel. overnight or last night rather 30,000 reserves were given a potential order to report for duty. overnight 16,000 soldiers were told, reserve soldiers were told to report
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
, that david petraeus signed off on, the director of cia wrote the assessment, that's what she was doing. there are people in the white house, particularly the president, but a lot of support staff feel as if susan rice has gotten a raw deal on this. that she has been a political punching bag, if you will, over the last month and a half because of the presidential campaign, because of other things. so, this point when mccain and graham did their thing, that's why the president felt he needed to stand up for his u.n. ambassador. there's -- obviously he was giving off an indication he's willing to have a confirmation fight if they want to have one. but there's more to this, chris. there's more to this. this goes back to mccain and obama, they never -- they never had a warm relationship after the 2008 election. mccain, i think, has been tougher on the president than in the reverse. the president has sort of not taken the bait when mccain has hit him and hit him pretty hard. and i think this was an indication the president is ready to sort of fight back when it comes to mccain. this is not a
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 11:00am PST
hill. this team she's meeting with connecticut senator joseph lieberman. earlier rice and aktding cia director mike morrell met with john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte over what rice knew the in the days after the deadly consulate attack in benghazi. all three claim to be more troubled after this meeting. >> we're significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16th september explanation about how four americans died by ambassador rice, i think, does not do justice to the reality at the time. >> clearly the impression that was begin, the information begin to the american people was wrong. in fact, ambassador rice said today, absolutely, it was wrong. >> and within the past hour the white house once again defended ambassador rice. >> focus on some might say obsession made on comments made on sunday shows seems, to me, and to many, to be misplaced. >> and the ambassador herself made this statement only a short time ago. it read in part, quote, i appreciated the opportunity
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 9:00am PST
'm more troubled today, knowing, having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> senator ayotte seized on one of the headlines from the meeting that ams about dor rice apparently admitted she was wrong. >> clearly the impression that was given, the information given to the american people, was wrong. in fact, ambassador rice said today absolutely it was wrong and that's troubling to me as well why she wouldn't have asked i'm the person that doesn't know anything about this and going on every show. >> richard wolffe, reader of tea leaves that you are. >> yes. >> how much of this is because president obama would like to see susan rice as his secretary of state? >> well, let's say 50% and -- >> you're putting it at a fair 50. >> 50% and the other 50% susan rice is a proxy for this president. i've said it again and will say it again there has been a witch hunt for every person of color that has served alongside this president. there are really serious things, if that's actually english -- >> only you would know, yes. >> about benghazi that they should be investiga
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
from his now former cia director david petreaus. they say he is key to getting all the answers. we know now he will testify. the answers they hope to get over the next two days. >> the deadly september 11 attacks in benghazi, libya, will be front and center on capitol hill today. in a closed-door hearing this afternoon lawmakers are expected to grill intelligence leader --t killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the now former cia director david petreaus was supposed to be of a hearing after resigning last week amidst a sex scandal there was concern he would testify. he is now schedule to address the committee friday. >> he is necessary. they understand and was there during that time wendy got the events occurred. >> ahead of the hearing, some republicans are criticizing u.n. ambassador susan rice, a leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton because she suggested the attacks began as a protest. >> the reason i don't trust her because i think she knew better and as she did not know better she should not be the voice of america. >> president obama
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
in the scandal that ended the cia career of retired general david petraeus. another top military man has now been dragged into it. nbc's pete williams joins us now with the latest. pete, what are we to make of general john allen and his connection or relationship to this tampa woman? jill kelley. >> right, jill kelley is the woman in tampa who first alerted the fbi that she was getting inappropriate e-mails. that eventually led to the disclosure, officials say, of an affair between david petraeus, the director of cia, and paula broadwell. the author of those e-mails. in getting access to the e-mail accounts of both women, the fbi officials say there were e-mail discovered between general allen and jill kelley. now they've been described as inappropriate although general allen's people say that that is a wild mischaracterization. that he occasionally referred to her as sweetheart but it was affectionate. that they were family friends and there was nothing untoward. there is a second element to all this. the pentagon in disclosing all this this morning that there were 20,000 to 30,000 pages, but ag
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
this morning. the headline in the "financial times" weekend edition, petraeus resigns from c.i.a. over affair. joining us to talk to us about the story on the phone is the white house reporter for politico. here to talk to us more about the resignation, josh, welcome to the program. so, tell us, how did this whole story break? it came about fairly quickly after some discussion or some rumors started circulating early in the morning yesterday that general petraeus might have been on his way out. guest: yeah, we heard -- the first i heard of it were some somewhat sketchy reports on msnbc yesterday with andrea mitchell saying that petraeus was involved in some, you know, fairly weighty discussions about his future with the white house and that his future status was not entirely clear. at that point, what people thought was that the discussions probably had something to do with the episode in benghazi in september and, you know, the intelligence that flowed or failed to flow from that to the white house in a timely fashion. however, within the period of an hour or so, really while the white house
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
louisiana this morning. as we noted at the top of the segment, former c.i.a. director david patraeus will be testifying behind closed doors today in the senate elect's intelligence committee. for more on that, we want to turn to warren strobal from routers. mr. strobal, thanks for coming on. what are members of congress looking to hear from david petraeus today? >> well, they have a lot of questions. they want to know what the c.i.a. did to try to move its forces to help field the attack and protect the consulate. and even more than that, they want to know what the c.i.a. told the administration about the causes of the attack and why the explanation seemed to shift from an attack that was, grew out of the protest over the anti-muslim film throughout the middle east, to the explanation later that it was a terrorist attack. host: gives an update on the efforts to track down those involved in the attack. >> if you recall shortly after the attack, president obama said he would spare no effort to track down those who were involved in this attack, but so far there have been a handful of su
FOX
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
they will not accept higher tax rates. >> now we are hear that cia is opening an investigation into the general conduct of former cia director david petraeus who resigned after admitting an affair. the woman he had the affair with paula broadwell was found to have classified information in her possession. this morning he is on capitol hill testifying about the attack in libya. coming up for you at 7:15 we will bring you a live report from washington on when he are hearing lawmaker who heard him testify. >>> the fbi agent who started the investigation that led to the resignation said a shirtless photograph of him found in the e-mail of jill kelley was meant as a joke. fredricks humphries said he was making fun of himself and it wasn't sexual. it shows him posing with a pair of dummies. everybody thought they looked like him so hee mailed the photograph to friends with a caption saying which one is fred? >> it is 7:08. a memorial is planned in vallejo this weekend to remember an officer killed in the line of duty. its been one year since the officer was allegedly shot and killed by henry smith j
Current
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
a little bit and tell a little bit on the general petraeus story. head of c.i.a. and accomplished germ so it's also a sad story. some are speculating now that, hey, you know, did this have something to do with his--how he handled ben mankiewicz bengahzi. do you anything on that. >> general petraeus has done a lot of for our country. i was told that he once had political aspirations and wanted to run for president. i'm surprised they didn't choose him, and i'm pleased they didn't. he might have won. this takes him out of public service. he was a great american. >> cenk: michael, let me turn to you now on that issue. it's interesting center feinstein said that she wished the president had not accept his resignation. but the president did accept his resignation. does that make you think this is more than an fair an affair. >> i don't know anything more of it. i usually think it's just an affair. thinkspeaking of what congressman cohen just said, now that he put his glasses on, i don't know if he wants to change his answer now. but he was a general. he was an exceptional american. that's prob
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
former cia director petraeus. the current commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, his name is john john allen, is now being investigated. he is accused of sending, or being involved with thousands of e-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between
NBC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm EST
closed hearings where the cia shared classified information with lawmakers. steve handelsman is on capitol hill this afternoon. steve, what did they learn? >> reporter: pat, thanks, good evening. according to one democrat, who attended one of those two closed-door sessions here up on the hill, the cia threw a politically important lifeline to obama, u.n. ambassador dr. susan rice. but the overall issue remains highly political, highly partisan. even personal. libya's become a battle between president obama and republican senator john mccain, who insisted again today the administration knew quickly that al qaeda had attacked. >> and for the president of the united states, for two weeks afterwards, to deny that that was the case, is either a cover-up or it is incompetence. >> reporter: susan rice denied it, infuriating republicans. acting cia director mike morerel on the hill today briefed some lawmakers on libya. one, a democrat said the account backed rice, that u.s. intelligence did give her the incorrect account that she passed on. >> that this was a spontaneous protest tha
CW
Nov 16, 2012 9:00pm CST
postponed it given both sides time to file new motions. the cia director set to testify in front of the house intelligence committee today about the attack that killed four americans in benghazi. the hearings were closed doors so all's we know is what we're hearing from lawmakers and the impact of his testimony depends on who you ask congressman gutierrez who was on the inside said that what detritus said today was pretty consistent with what he told congress in the days following the attacks that claimed four american lives including ambassador chris stevens. >> it is clear that for some people the election is not over and they want to continue to mince words about what he said or did not say. >> chicago congressman luis gutierrez was inside of a closed door hearing on capitol hill today, the former cia director testified that the deadly september 11th attack was an act of terrorism and he knew that early on. >> i was at the hearing and i do not understand how people on the one hand can call general portray as a hero, a great american, and hon. soldier in on the other hand b
CNN
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
. let us know what you think. >>> up next, former cia director david petraeus is going to tell congress when he testifies on the benghazi attack tomorrow. we've got some sources that have information on that. >>> plus, reaction to the video the lawmakers got to see today of the attack on the consulate as it unfolded. the first time they have seen that. we're told it was surveillance video from a drone. we'll talk to law makers on both sides of the aisle and see what they think happened on september 11th in libya. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. which isn't rocket science. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congress. in celebration of over 75
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 8:00am PST
.s. consulate in benghazi and congressman dutch ruppersberger saying the former cia director made it clear there was terrorist involvement. >> he reinforced the fact that initially, the first 24 hours, he felt at that point or the cia felt at that point that this was a protest as a result of what happened with the film with egypt. he clarified that after more information came in, there was not a protest. >> general petraeus' testimony comes today the morning after cia acting director michael morell and james clapper the director of national int intelligence went before members of congress in two other hearings and hours after attorney general eric holder defended the decision not to bring members of congress into the loop sooner. >> we follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> let's jump right in and bring in our friday morning political power panel. we have jackie kucinich political reporter for "usa
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am PST
to monitor. always great to have you. thank you so much to jamie rubin. >> as the cia launches its own probe into its intelligence officer, eric holder explains why the justice department waited to inform the white house about the petraeus brouhaha. >> we follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi, the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter, that there was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination that a threat to national security existed, we would, of course, made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. >> while questions remain about the fbi investigation, larger concerns loom about security and privacy. we will discuss them when chris hayes joins the panel just ahead. kathleen and susan are encouraging customers to shop local. they created ladies night in burbank, california, to boost sales staying open late. support your local retailers on november 24th for the third annual small business saturday. for more watch "your business" this
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
also have the f.b.i. and the secretary of defense and the director of the cia potentially playing that political football game? that would be a huge problem if it were more than just politics. mr. 1: they play hard ball in washington on everything . and unfortunately for susan rice her charm offensive back fire wanted to make nice and made things worse and here is the problem for her going forward. if the administration places her name in confirmation. senators graham and ayotte would place holds on her name. senates have 53 democrats . coming up in january they will have 55 and they need 60. and they need five republicans g to get on board and that could be tough sleeding. >> b <> rian: it is it a almost a joke. mccain and graham and ayote and why are yoa acquiescing . they are flabber gasted after the meeting. we got nothing out of this and i have more questions than before and at 4:00 playing to your point with the cia placed a call and they came out and said acting director morell stated that the cia now says that it deleted the al-qaida references and not the f.b.i.. so they
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 1:00am EST
into the libya. -- the attacks in libya. acting cia director and the intelligence directorate among witnesses. next we hear from house select intelligence committee ranking member, diane feinstein and the vice chairman. this is 20 minutes. accent? i think what is important about the hearing is the fact that members of the intelligence committee were able to get a lot of facts. i think what really occurred as far as benghazi was concerned, we went through a timeline. we went through representatives, the cia, and the fbi, and i think when members were able to see the time line, the sense was still the same. you have a group of extremists who took it vantage of the situation, and we lost four american lives. there were representatives from al qaeda and other groups. you had individuals with the ability to shoot mortars, and i think it shows it was a terrorist attack of sophistication. whether these people gain expertise from being in benghazi or being out there and fighting from that process, that is one thing. we are still focusing on the people who did it. we need to bring them to justice and
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
on the cia talking points conflicts with testimony given by the director of national intelligence. this as senator chuck grassley presses the defendants justice and the fbi on their roles in david petraeus' extramarital affair. catherine herridge with us from the beginning. what do the conflicting statements tell us? >> reporter: thursday in a classified session, the director of national intelligence and his counterparts came to capitol hill and said they didn't know who was responsible for changess to those cia talking points that minimized the role of terrorists in the attacks. now a spokesman says the intelligence community says the intelligence communities was behind the changes that stripped out changes including al qaeda. the. lawmakers were given a completely different account of what happened. quote, chairman rogers looks forward to discussing this new explanation with director clapper as soon as possible to understand how the dni reached this conclusion and why leaders of the intelligence community testified they were unaware of who changed the talking points. this is a v
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